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Sweet and Sour Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This lovely sweet and sour crispy tofu is paying all the work off. It tastes lightly sweet and sour but within a slightly crispy taste on the near surface of the tofu pieces.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: sweet and sour, tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 674 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • One box of firm tofu ,around 300g
  • 1/2 cup of cooking oil for frying
  • 1 clove garlic ,minced
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 scallion white ,minced
  • 1 scallion green part ,minced for garnishing
Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. vinegar
  1. Firstly, mix all the ingredients for sweet and sour sauce together.
  2. Cut firm tofu into small cubes. Place around 1/2 cup of oil in a small pan. Place the tofu cubes in. Start the fire and fry them ( by two batches if necessary). During the process, stir them from time to time so they can be heated evenly. Transfer out when they are all golden brown.
  3. Remove extra oil and leave only around 1 tablespoon in the pan, fry garlic, scallion white and ginger over slow fire until aromatic. Pour the sweet and sour sauce mix in, heat to boil.
  4. Return the tofu cubes and continue heating over slow fire until the sauce is well-thickened and sticky to the tofu cubes.
  5. Garlic some spring onions and serve with steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

The recipe is firstly published in 2014 and then re-tested and posted in 2017.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.